We Give Democracy Its Name

We Give Democracy Its Name

For the smile of a child that has grown up free
For the gleam in their eyes that we all have seen
For the freedom to choose how to live and to be
For the fact that it’s still envisioned for me

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

For the wish that came true from our forefathers’ dreams
For the beacon of truth that they brought overseas
For the prayers that were answered on immigrants’ knees
For our grandma and grandpa’s best memories

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

Let’s extend an invitation to all those who will not rest
Until future generations see our nation at its best
And fo all those before, who’ve prayed for the same
Let’s together proclaim, “We give Democracy its name

So we say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

For a country as varied as you and me
For the Bill that ensures our equality
For the people who traveled to find liberty
For the people who’ve done it for centuries
We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

We can say “Thanks!” loud and hearty
May or children say the same
Thanks to the Party
That gives Democracy its name

© 2011 David Brunoehler

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